The Transit Role of Turkey in the European Union's Southern Gas Corridor Initiative: an Assessment From the Perspective of the World Trade Organization and the Energy Charter Treaty
Article from: OGEL 5 (2013), in International Law & Regulations / Law of the Sea
This article analyses transit rules under the WTO and the Energy Charter Treaty in connection with the Southern Gas Corridor Initiative - the highest priority of the European Union's external energy policy. This initiative aims at connecting the EU energy market with the energy-rich Caspian and Middle Eastern basins. In the Southern Gas Corridor, Turkey has a key transit role and has been involved in a number of pipeline projects. However, there are certain geopolitical and economic challenges that must be overcome for the successful realization of the EU-Turkey ...